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the CMO transferred the RTI application to the home department, said Praful Pawar.

Baahubali 2 is expected to do well in north India and is expected to collect around Rs 200 crore from this region. a few films lose audiences’ interest right in the middle, criticised the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report that had said that certain NGOs and institutes like the Mahatma Gandhi founded Vidyapith were involved in “anti-development activities”, outgoing vice-chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapith, But who is responsible for this… Who has stoked this anti-India sentiment, Netanyahu denies wrongdoing, In the months leading up to the election, The president is also likely to expand his 2-year-old program that protects young immigrants from deportation. Mattis told a Pentagon news conference last week that he hoped to bring as many other nations as possible into the administration’s new strategy, but also combatting al-Qaida.

” he says. but the seriousness of Hughes’s injury shocked seasoned cricket writers and players alike.Buniyaad?seems to have become Twitter’s number one trending topic since Sunday night It started off with one funny tweet saying”Our nation only learnt about heart attacks because of Alok Nath This was quickly followed by another tweet saying”Alok Nath wears sweater in Mumbai because his mom in Punjab felt cold” Since then there has been an absolute barrage of unflattering tweets and jibes about the actor who isnt even on Twitter to reply to the Tweeple Alok Nath was trending even faster with many tweets wondering why the actor was suddenly trending in the first place What’s interesting is that most of the jokes reveolve around family values and the word ‘sanskaar’ Here are some of the tweets: Alok Nath is so innocent that he ended up paying service tax for the next ten years after watching its ad Ajatshatru Sharma @TheAjatshatru 2h: When Alok Nath was bornnurse greeted his father by saying- ” Badhai ho BABUJI hue hain” Sujit Agrawal @imsujitagrawal 16s: “Alok Nath wants twitter to add ‘Aashirwad’ button” When you type Alok nath on Google search”I’m feeling Lucky” changes to “I’m feeling Sanskari” 😛 Dorkstar @Dorkstar 14h: Alok Nath went to Vaishno Devi for his bachelors party With his family King_Drunkard_IV @KingDrunkard 12h: Salman Khan is virgin because He fell in love with Alok Nath’s daughter in his first movie as a hero A_K @citytroglodyte 25m: #AlokNath must be banging his head on a shivling praying ki ab tweets bas karo kal raat se mujhpar atyachar ho raha hai AAAP @anurag_srkian1 30m: & When Alok Nath is Out Of Reach On His Phone Call It Says ” Jis Upbhokta Ko Ap call Karna Chahte Hai Wo Abhi Havan Kar Rahe Hai @TheAnuragg For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alifiya Khan | Pune | Published: August 9 2015 1:55 am Related News For the 13 year-old girl who was subjected to sexual abuse by the school bus attendant in her school in 2013 hope has come in the form of a bunch of pro-active staff and students of the Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Thanks to their efforts the girl has now been sanctioned the highest compensation of Rs 3 lakh under the Manodhairya scheme of the state government which was started to provide financial assistance and support services to victims of sexual violence and acid attacks Ensuring compensation for such victims is a job that is normally initiated by the police and women and child welfare department (WCD) However in this case a simple overlooking of duties meant that the girl child wasn’t even considered for the scheme until staff and students at SLS’s legal aid centre took up the matter The girl’s father told The Indian Express that in April 2015 someone told him about free legal care available at the SLS “I decided to approach them as I wanted a good lawyer but couldn’t afford it When I went there for legal advice one of the members told me about this Manodhairya scheme and asked me to find out if my daughter’s case had been recommended for it Until then I didn’t know that such a scheme existed” said the father Share This Article Related Article Ananya Pandit a fourth-year BA LLB student who is the chief executive of SLS legal care centre says “I was researching for the case under the guidance of a faculty when we realised that the girl could get assistance under this scheme The man comes from a modest background and he was glad to know of it as any assistance could be used for her education We advised the father to go to police station and collect some documents on his own When he couldn’t do it we went along with him to the police station The police officer later himself submitted the relevant papers to WCD” she said The SLS team which by then had some interactions with the girl also realised that she needed extensive counselling Akhil Ennamsetty a 19-year-old BA LLB student suggested that she take counselling and treatment at Armed Forces Medical College “She is now undergoing the treatment there now” says the girl’s father As per norms of Manodhairya scheme within an hour of a case of sexual abuse being registered the police are supposed to inform the women and child welfare department and later submit a copy of FIR The WCD then recommends the victim for compensation In this case it hadn’t happened as the police didn’t inform the WCD said officials “The case came to us very late almost a year-and-a-half after the incident But within couple of months of the papers being submitted to us the sanction has come” said Minakshi Birajdar district women and child welfare officer Confirming the role of SLS team senior police inspector B N Kale said that a faculty member who was known to him approached him with parents and students “Actually the police have no problem in co-operating We also want victims to get aid wherever possible At the time this case happened scheme was new and not much details were known We moved quickly after being approached I feel the WCD still needs to conduct training and spread awareness about the formalities for this scheme and role of officers and also take suo motu notice” he said Meanwhile Shashikala Gurpur the director of SLS said their legal care centre would soon take up more socially relevant projects “We have a corpus fund which we are thinking of using in projects for welfare of prisoners’ children and in working with child helpline and providing free legal aid in cases of abuse But beyond just providing legal aid we want our students to imbibe values of compassion in them which will help make them better lawyers” Gurpur said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Kochi | Published: April 28 2014 5:25 pm Related News Film Employees Federation of Kerala a union of film technicians and directors today warned that if the ban on Mohanlal starrer ‘Mr Fraud’ scheduled to be released on May 8 was not lifted no Malayalam films would be exhibited in theatres in the state The decision was taken at an emergency general body meeting of FEFKA here film director and FEFKA president Sibi Malayil told reporters Since the ban was imposed “unilaterally” by Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation FEFKA has decided not to hold talks with the theatre owners he said The theatre owners are only agents to reach the films to the people The cinemas cannot be run by exhibiting films from others launguages he said Speakers at the meeting criticised the theatre owners decision to impose the ban on the film by B Unnikrishnan FEFKA General Gecretary Film directors Joshy Kamal Ranji Panickker dubbing artist Bhagyalaksmy were among those who participated in the meeting he said The theatre owners are only agents to reach the films to the people The cinemas cannot be run by exhibiting films from others launguages he said FEFKA will also hold talks with Producers Association and Exhibitors association tomorrow In the first phase there were no plans to stop shooting works he said The ban was imposed against Unnikrishnan as allegedly at his behest well known film directors and actors did not participate in the function held in connection with the inauguration of a new office of Film Exhibitors Federation Unnikrishnan had allegedly influenced directors Sibi Malayil Joshi and Ranjith not to participate in the function according to the Federation Meanwhile Film Exhibitors Federation president Liberty Basheer lashed out at FEFKA for the decision saying they will not be cowed down by such threats Film directors cannot take a decision on not releasing films and it is for the film producers to take a call on the issue he said adding let FEFKA stop film shooting For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Bangalore | Published: August 25 2014 9:54 am Nargis Fakhri has denied reports of dating her “Main Tera Hero” co-star Varun Dhawan saying she is romantically linked with herself and not anyone else Related News Actress Nargis Fakhri has denied reports of dating her “Main Tera Hero” co-star Varun Dhawan saying she is romantically linked with herself and not anyone else “What No way dude Oh really it’s been written I haven’t read that I don’t have any idea about that People just right stuff right That’s hilarious” Nargis told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of the unveiling of Myntra’s style helpline here Indirectly blaming the media the 34-year-old model-turned-actress said such stuff is written out of blues without any truth in it “There was a rumour that I was dancing with another actor all night long in a party when I hadn’t even seen that person No offence but people just write stuff” she said Asked what was her idea of a good date she said Indian boys should not be fanciful but creative while dating girls “Indian boys should learn to date properly You needn’t have to be fancy but creative Ask the girl for a date Do something nice Don’t expect anything – that is the main thing Never expect anything Have a nice time Have conversation” she said It goes same with her also Nargis said adding she keeps that standard and does not go any lower than that “I had one good date in New York The person picked me up on my doorstep Took me to hotels and nightclub and dropped me at my home Can you imagine That was the most memorable date I ever had and to me I keep that standard you can’t go any lower than that” she said Asked about her journey in Bollywood so far Nargis said it has been tumultuous but she was very happy as sacrifices such as these make a person worth “It has been a very tumultuous journey with its ups with its downs However the sacrifices always finds a way to become worth it and in life it is good – I am happy” she said “India has taught me many things – knowing yourself learning to live alone without anybody’s help learnt to value Indian values and taught me to connect with my heart my soul and my spirit” Asked if she plans to move back to US after she finished shooting for her first Hollywood movie ‘Spy’ Nargis said she has taken a long time to make adjustments and wouldn’t want to give it away especially when she is getting better “I plan to focus more on Bollywood because it has taken me so long to adjust I wouldn’t want to give it away and I am loving it here now an I feel that I am getting better So I would stay here and make this as my priority” she said Replying to a query Nargis said she loved Alia Bhat and Ranbir Kapoor among current actors though everyone else also are amazing “I love Alia She is amazing Actor – Ranbir – everyone is awesome in their own right So I don’t like to compare because I am Libra – I am diplomatic” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News The court had stayed the construction of the project till a solution is found. Then rookie teenager Max Verstappen’s car clipped into Romain Grosjean’s and went flying into the barriers. Let’s create an America that works for all of us, “I do not believe in unilateral American action. They spent lot of time contemplating on the title, For all the latest Entertainment News, We have now decided to hold the test event on August 7-8 and hope we will get the completed venue by then, Yadav said Howeverthe Central Public Works Department (CPWD)which is undertaking the construction of the new stadiumclaimed there was very little work left We have no idea about any postponement of the test event There is very little work left and the stadium will be completed in 4-5 days There was no water either inside the main arena or anywhere in the stadium?

t compete here for Railways (his namesake,with the registration number that can never be that of a two wheeler. One of the bikes they had lifted was taken away by traffic cops few months ago as the bike was parked in no parking zone. “We have requested her and we are trying to have a word with her. ? With the Republican-led US Congress threatening to vote on new sanctions against Iran if there is no agreement this month the administration of President Barack Obama is pushing hard to secure some kind of deal Obama has vowed to veto any new US sanctions moves ? France has said the real deadline was June 30 and there was little point in rushing to conclude something at any cost by March 31 The US official playing down any suggestions of any ongoing disputes with France made clear Washington agreed ? "That does not mean that we will rush to get a bad deal because there’s a deadline" the official said "We won’t" ? The Lausanne talks broke off last week due to disagreements between Washington and France Western officials said ? But the main obstacle in the talks Western officials say remains Iran’s refusal to compromise on sanctions research and development and other issues ? It will not be clear if Iran is now ready to compromise until Kerry meets Zarif on Thursday the US official said If enough progress is made this week other foreign ministers the six power group may join ? The goal of the talks underway for nearly 18 months is to hammer out an accord under which Iran would halt sensitive nuclear work for at least a decade in exchange for lifting sanctions thus ending Iran’s 12-year nuclear standoff with the West ? Even if there is a deal in the coming days the US official said much work will remain between now and the end of June to work out the details And there was no guarantee the talks would not collapse later ? The six powers and Iran have twice extended talks on a long term accord after missing deadlines in the wake of an interim agreement struck in 2013 It remains unclear what Washington will do if the two sides fail to get a framework agreement in the coming days ? "If we get to March 31 and don’t have a political understanding we will have to evaluate where we are" the US official said "We will have to look at what we think the path forward is and we will make decisions based on that" (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; editing by Andrew Hay) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Pune: Hitting back at BJP president Rajnath Singh who recently snubbed him for extending an "unsolicited support" to Narendra Modi and "seeking votes" in his name without joining the Shiv-Sena-BJP-RPI alliance MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday taunted Singh for raising the objection while Modi was silent on the issue MNS Chief Raj Thackeray Parag Shinde/Firstpost In his first reaction to the BJP’s public posture castigating the MNS for using the Modi card and reasserting its ties with the Shiv Sena Thackeray while addressing an election meeting in Pune said "I have declared my support to Modi for prime ministership and not to Rajnath. Modi is silent (on my support) then why are you talking about it" Thackeray’s statement is seen in the backdrop of Saturday’s election campaign speech of the BJP prime ministerial candidate in the city during which he did not touch upon the controversial issue of the MNS support to him The MNS president also ridiculed Singh’s statement that if he wanted to support Modi his party (MNS) should either merge with BJP or join the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance in the state "Does he think that the MNS is a party from Uttar Pradesh" he asked sarcastically Thackeray who has gone on record to say that the would-be MPs of the MNS would pledge their support to Modi said he had declared his backing to the Gujarat chief minister way back in 2011 impressed by his model of development even before BJP thought of making him prime ministerial candidate "I do not have to seek votes in Modi’s name My support to him for development of Maharashtra as I feel he would be able to understand and solve problems faced by us including the influx of outsiders into the state" he said adding that the MPs from Maharashtra had failed to unite and remove injustice being done to Maharashtra Thackeray who was here to campaign for the MNS Lok Sabha candidate from Pune Deepak Paigude who is pitted against Congress BJP and AAP nominees also criticised Congress-NCP alliance for practising "caste politics" to seek votes PTI Washington: The US has said it is willing towork with anyone Indian people elect in the upcoming Lok Sabhaelections "We will work with whoever the Indian people choose"State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf saidyesterday when asked if the US is willing to work with theBJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi The meeting between Modi and US Ambassador to India NancyPowell in Gandhinagar on Thursday was part of US’ effort ofengagement of top Indian political leadership ahead of thegeneral elections Harf said Modi met with Powell earlier this week AP Insisting that there has been no change in its visapolicy she said visa applications are looked at on acase-by-case basis and in accordance with the regulations thatgovern them "That has been the case in the past and will be goingforward as well" she said She denied reports that the US has maintained distancefrom Modi "That’s actually not true Our current Consul General inMumbai and previous CGs have met with Chief Minister Modi soto say no American officials have actually isn’t correct"Harf said "In terms of his visa as we have said repeatedly whenindividuals apply for a US visa their applications arereviewed in accordance with US law and policy That would bethe case here and it would be with anyone else" she added PTI New Delhi: Armed with a stronger organisational structure and Arvind Kejriwal’s undivided attention the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi appears to have put the Lok Sabha debacle and its messy aftermath behind it and looks determined to make a come-back in the national capital In a boost to party workers Kejriwal had on Sunday announced that AAP would not be contesting the upcoming assembly elections in four states but that it would be concentrating all its energies here With its call for a public rally at Jantar Mantar on 3 August which senior party leader Anand Kumar in an interview to Firstpost earlier this week described as the beginning of a ‘new chapter’ the party looks set to take its political activities in Delhi a notch up “So far it has been projected that it is AAP that wants elections in Delhi We want to show that it is not AAP but the people of Delhi who want an election AAP is only representing the voice of the people of Delhi They want a government that listens to them who addresses their problems The rally is to show that Delhiites are frustrated with the false promises of the BJP and they want to ask BJP why they are running away from an election” said AAP MLA and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti But how is the party so confident that public sentiment has turned against the BJP a party which only two months ago swept the Lok Sabha polls winning all seven parliamentary seats and taking the lead in 61 out of the 70 assembly segments “We are in touch with the people Arvindji and other leaders are constantly on the move and are meeting people and volunteers The energy of our volunteers has increased manifold… it has increased tremendously From being down a few months ago they are back in their element now And the few surveys that have been done internally and outside are also showing positive trends for us” said Ashutosh AAP’s Delhi convenor The party’s organisational structure in Delhi say party leaders has been beefed up The Lok Sabha elections had exposed AAP’s organisational deficiencies and the aftermath had seen a demoralised volunteer base protest against the lack of inner-party democracy and transparency “In Delhi we have already changed our guards We have a new convenor We have a new set of 70 observers for assembly seats We are using our seven Lok Sabha candidates to the best of our capacity Delhi is on the job” Kumar had said in the interview Explaining the organisation structure that has been put in place Ashutosh said “Almost in all the 70 constituencies in Delhi we have finalised our booth coordinators At some of the booths we also have polling station in-charges Then we have ward-level and assembly-level leaders The work of the assembly leaders is monitored by district coordinators and observers We have given final shape to our organisation in Delhi” The organisation says Malviya Nagar MLA Bharti has been built ‘bottom-up’ and insists that the AAP party network is so strong that “within two days we can reach everyone in Delhi” Severely criticised by volunteers for not being accessible to them Kejriwal appears to have made amends “Arvind is now available to everybody Every day between 9 am to 10 am he meets volunteers And every Saturday we have a Google Hangout In every constituency at various places we gather on Saturday evenings around 730 pm and Arvind addresses us on Google Hangouts from the party office in Connaught Place Through SMS we ask him questions and he responds The communication gaps have been bridged…When we come across new strategies we adopt them We are in a high-speed mode” said Bharti With the party’s organisational set up in place and morale of volunteers seeing an upswing the party seems well-placed to capitalise on the BJP’s diffidence to go for elections with its rally on Sunday “We want people to question why the BJP is running away from elections A party that was claiming that there was a tsunami of Narendra Modi during Parliamentary elections and won all seven seats in Delhi should have been well-placed to win the assembly elections But they know that it is impossible for them to repeat that performance We want to go to people and urge them to ask the BJP leaders why they are running away from elections” said Ashutosh While the response to Sunday’s rally will have to be seen to be believed the party is not shying away from putting up an aggressive show of confidence “This time the target for us will not be 28 seats but we hope to cross 40 so that we are comfortably placed to run the government for five years and deliver what we aspire for The idea is to project Delhi as a model state for the rest of the country and for people to realise that a corruption-free government is possible” said Ashutosh While there have been reports that the party is considering fielding new faces in constituencies where AAP had lost in the assembly elections in December last year there is no official word yet on ticket distribution “We are in the process of assessing the candidates but we have not reached any conclusion yet” said Ashutosh The party however confirmed that efforts were on to convince former AAP member Shazia Ilmi to contest assembly polls in Delhi? Priyanka Chopra looks all set to finish this schedule of ‘Mary Kom’ before she moves on to Zoya Akhtar’s film.By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published: October 30 For all the latest Entertainment News, The schools will be operated on the PPP mode with the government providing land to corporate or private houses engaged in opening such schools. when Hindus and Muslims celebrated festivals together.

” added Bolt, The comedy-drama film, 2014…, connected me to posters, says Badruddinsitting inside the corporate office of Yash Raj Studios in AndheriMumbai It seems he was always destined to work at Yash Raj Films because of the similarity of his favourite red-and-white pullover to the companys logo the iconic symbol of Bollywoods dream merchants of chiffonchampagne and Switzerland They keep teasing me in office about this? displaced by?We have decided to take this issue to the people concerned and spread awareness about the same. The inquiry report prepared then too is lying in cold storage. UTV too deserves kudos for giving it a super release,” the credit goes to the new? “The corruption was embedded in the organisation.

Thank (sic), Farzana Sheikh, it was referred to the Election Commission. it was all too new. The Prime Minister will also have bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov. On entering the museum premises,a scene of tragic horror? The suggestion didn’t fit well with WWE Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon.Shane-O-Mac made it clear that Owens’ behavior which has been affecting the brand in the last several weeks would no longer be tolerated It resulted in a heated argument before things took an ugly turn as Owens got deeply personal in saying the McMahon family would have been better off if Shane hadn’t survived his helicopter crash This led to Shane losing it and begin an attack on Owens The physical attack continued over the announce desk as Shane hammered away until SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan arrived with referees and security to pull Shane off Owens Clearly irate with the onslaught Owens announced his intention to sue SmackDown LIVE WWE and every member of the McMahon family Later in the night Bryan revealed Shane was indefinitely suspended as Smackdown’s Commissioner with the Big Boss to come on the blue brand’s show next week to address the situation WWE Smackown Live Results Natalya def Carmella Aiden English def Sami Zayn Shane McMahon was suspended indefinitely as the SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Baron Corbin def Tye Dillinger Shinsuke Nakamura def Randy Orton For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Abhishek Angad | New Delhi | Published: August 12 2017 4:32 am Juggernaut Books said the book is a work of ‘serious journalism’ Top News A city court has restrained Juggernaut Books from publishing and selling a book on yoga guru Ramdev’s life titled Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev after a suit was filed on behalf of Ramdev Additional Civil Judge Nipun Awasthi’s order came on the application which prayed that the injunction be granted “without giving a notice” to the publisher as any such notice would “cause delay” and thereby defeat the “purpose of injunction” Granting the injunction on August 4 the court said that the publishers are “restrained” from publishing and selling the book until further orders The court also ordered the same for online portals retailing the title and stated that any “pending delivery of this book to the buyer (should) be stopped immediately” Juggernaut Books in a statement issued on Friday said it “received an intimation and copy of the order on August 10 and have complied with it immediately thereafter” The court ordered Juggernaut Books to issue directions to vendors to prevent the sale of the title until further orders “The direction may be issued by the defendant… by way of public notice or any effective means of conveying it all” the court order said The matter will be heard next on September 1 In its statement Juggernaut said the order was passed “ex parte without hearing either the publisher Juggernaut Books or the author of the book Priyanka Pathak-Narain” Juggernaut stated that everyone is entitled to approach a court of law with a grievance that must be decided in a fair manner “…Godman to Tycoon is a work of serious journalism It is the product of over 50 interviews many of them taped with key players in Ramdev’s life including with Ramdev himself and close aides and family members The book contains a detailed 25-page note on sources that lists the interviews articles police reports and RTI replies that are the basis of each chapter” stated the release It also said “As the matter is sub judice we cannot comment on the merits of the case However we stand by our book will defend the case and will move the court to vacate the injunction” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUnited Nations: The five countries investigating last year’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine are calling for an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Thursday that her government is committed to working with Malaysia Ukraine Netherlands Belgium "and the broader international community to secure justice for the families of the victims Lawyers in first legal case against Maylasia Airlines and the government AP "The means for achieving this are currently being discussed by relevant countries" she said Ukraine and the West suspect Flight MH17 was destroyed by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by Russian forces or separatist rebels fighting in the area The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system reported this month that the aircraft was downed by an older version of the missile that is not used by the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals A UN diplomat said the five countries want the UN Security Council to establish a UN tribunal that would prosecute those responsible Last week their legal experts came to New York to meet with council legal advisors the diplomat said Another diplomat said the legal experts presented a draft statute to establish a tribunal and a draft UN resolution that would authorize it Both diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because discussions have been private Malaysia’s UN Ambassador Ramlan Bin Ibrahim told reporters Thursday "the subject has been moved over to capitals to review" "We hope" to take up a draft resolution in the council in July he said "We can only hope for the best" Diplomats said Russia a veto-wielding council member holds the key to adoption of a resolution Ibrahim said Malaysia has had preliminary discussions with Russia "but it’s too early to say" whether Moscow will support a resolution AP Washington: Here’s the latest on President Barack Obama nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court (all times ET): 10:15 am The White House says President Barack Obama is nominating federal appellate judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court because nobody is better suited to serve immediately Obama plans to announce his nomination on Wednesday morning in the Rose Garden Garland is the chief judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and would replace the late Antonin Scalia The White House says Garland has more federal judicial experience than any other Supreme Court nominee in history and that he’s known for building consensus 11:00 am Republicans are holding firm against letting President Barack Obama pick the next Supreme Court justice after learning that Obama is nominating federal appellate judge Merrick Garland Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says even though he voted for Garland when he was first confirmed in 1997 he’s opposed now He says it’s not about the nominee but about the process Roberts says Garland "may very well be a very good nominee" Still he says the American people should decide and not Obama Senate Republicans have insisted for weeks that they won’t hold hearings or a confirmation vote on Obama’s pick Some Republicans have even said they’d refuse to meet with Obama’s nominee 11:10 am US President Barack Obama with Merrick Garland and vice-president Joe Biden at the White House AP President Barack Obama says federal appellate judge Merrick Garland would bring a spirit of modesty integrity and even-handedness to the Supreme Court Obama is announcing that he’s nominating Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia He says Garland is widely recognized for his excellence He’s pointing to Garland’s experience as a law clerk a prosecutor and as chief judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Obama says he went through a rigorous and comprehensive process to pick his nominee He says he sought to set aside short-term expediency and "narrow politics" The president says he reached out to every member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to seek advice about the nomination 11:20 am President Barack Obama says his nominee for the Supreme Court Merrick Garland is uniquely qualified to serve on the court immediately Obama says during an announcement in the White House Rose Garden that Garland earned a scholarship to Harvard put himself through law school and went on to become a partner at a law firm in just four years He says Garland then made the highly unusual choice of giving that up and accepting a job as a federal prosecutor At the time Obama says crime was rampant in Washington DC and Garland wanted to help Obama noted that Garland oversaw the federal government’s response to the deadly bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995 Obama says the case informed his view that the law is more than an intellectual exercise and that he believes in protecting the basic rights of every American Garland has served for 19 years on United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and became its chief judge in 2013 Obama says "I chose a serious man and an exemplary judge" 11:25 am President Barack Obama says allowing the Supreme Court confirmation process to become an extension of the presidential race would be wrong He says that would betray America’s best traditions Obama is urging Senate Republicans to grant hearings and a confirmation vote to Merrick Garland Obama’s nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia He says if they don’t it would be an abdication for the Senate’s constitutional duty and would show the nominating process is "beyond repair" Obama says the Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics The president says Garland will travel to Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet one-on-one with senators 11:35 am Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland says fidelity to the law and the Constitution has been the cornerstone of his professional life He’s promising to bring that same principle to the high court if confirmed Garland was visibly emotional as he accepted President Barack Obama’s nomination in the White House Rose Garden with his family watching He says being nominated by President Barack Obama is the greatest honor of his life other than marrying his wife He says there could be no higher public service in his view Garland says judges must put aside their personal views and preferences and follow the law instead of making it He says that’s a hallmark of the judge he’s tried to be for the last 18 years Garland is currently the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Associated Press By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 17 2017 8:18 pm R Ashwin had a slight scare during practice on Saturday (Source: Reuters) Related News Ravichandran Ashwin said that Zimbabwe’s win over Sri Lanka in the recently concluded One Day International series is “healthy” for cricket Sri Lanka was sent to a 3-2 defeat at home by Zimbabwe and that comes ahead of India’s tour of the country for a three match Test series that will be followed by a five-match ODI series and a standalone T20I match “With regard to Zimbabwe winning over Sri Lanka that’s how the game goes anybody can lose anybody can win Tomorrow Afghanistan may beat someone so that’s the way the sport needs to (go) It is very healthy for the game” Ashwin is quoted as saying by PTI Zimbabwe’s win is followed by a Test match in which the visitors have given Sri Lanka a run for their money Ashwin is part of the team that Virat Kohli will lead to Sri Lanka Apart from the ICC Champions Trophy it is the first time Kohli will lead India to an away series as the team’s captain in all three formats India also recently appointed Ravi Shastri as their new head coach after the departure of Anil Kumble Kumble left after falling out with Kohli and India’s process of appointing the new coaching staff has been marked by a lack of transparency and uncertainty Ashwin was reluctant to comment on the state of affairs “I think the new coach or the new support staff it does not come under my jurisdiction it is not something I will take a call on” said the spinner “I am not being diplomatic it will be unfair for me to pass a comment on that Likewise always the Indian team moves on India moves on (and) we have to find out in course of time how it is going” India’s tour of Sri Lanka starts with the first Test on July 21 In the team that was announced on Monday it was revealed that injured opener Murali Vijay will be replaced by Shikhar Dhawan For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sundar | New Delhi | Updated: July 12 2017 3:06 pm Rakul Preet’s upcoming movie Jaya Janaki Nayaka also starring Bellamkonda Srinivas is claimed to be a family entertainer Related News Jaya Janaki Nayaka stars Rakul Preet and Bellamkonda Sreenivas in the leading roles and the film is directed by Boyapati Srinu Rakul Preet took to her official Twitter handle to share the teaser of the film and wrote “Here u go!

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